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Tag: Devotion

Come As You Are

We had Eve Ormsby from Endeavour College join us for worship this week. Eve got us thinking about the things in our life that weigh us down. She then represented these things by writing them on water bottles and placing them in a backpack worn by one of our year 6 student. Our theme to…
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Come as You are – WEARY!

We can get weary from: too much activity; not enough sleep; sickness or injury; or trying to impress others. Being bullied or dealing with conflict can weigh us down with anxiety and dread that crushes the joy out of life. In Jesus’ day, many were tired of trying to please God through their performance. In…
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Come As You Are: Unique

I have two little ones at home. Little Miss Wiggles and Mr. Poops-a-lot are growing up really fast! They rely on me and Mrs Kupke for protection, for guidance as they learn and grow, and ultimately, for love. But sometimes we as parents don’t get it right because we’re not perfect.   Thankfully, we can…
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Our Foundation

We began the year with Chapel talking about a good foundation. What might one choose to build their house upon? The children didn’t seem to go along with my initial suggestions… a massive trampoline, a tonne of gelatinous jelly, soft golden sand or slippery, thin ice… They seemed to favour options that weren’t as much…
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Is Your Name Jonah?

We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve been asked to do something but just didn’t want to do it.  It may have been something rather trivial like going outside on a cold wet night to put out the rubbish bins or perhaps something far more important like tackling a task at work or school…
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This Is Your Life

‘I lift my eyes to the hills – from where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.’ (Psalm 121). Psalm 121 The Hills in this Psalm may have looked lovely and inviting to the Pilgrims walking up to Jerusalem each year. But the Psalmist encourages them…
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Joy In the Clouds

Genesis 9: 8 -17 (NLT) 8 Then God told Noah and his sons, 9 “I hereby confirm my covenant with you and your descendants, 10 and with all the animals that were on the boat with you—the birds, the livestock, and all the wild animals—every living creature on earth. 11 Yes, I am confirming my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters…
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Praying In the New Year

Jeremiah 29: 11 – 14a 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. 14 I will…
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The River In Flood

Water is used as an analogy many times in the Bible.  With the River Murray in flood what better opportunity than to use this in a devotion. Isaiah 43:1-2 (NLT) The Saviour of Israel 43 But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.  O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not…
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There Is Something About A Baby…

There is something about a baby, so tiny, so full of potential… Holding someone so entirely precious can evoke such an explosion of love in your heart that you didn’t know was even possible. There is something about this baby… so tiny, so full of potential… He was indeed deeply loved by His Father… But…
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